What music are you listening to today?


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  • 29 Jun 2016 at 12:50 pm #8381

    Richard L.

    William Gibson, in DISTRUST THAT PARTICULAR FLAVOR, says that he most loves Steely Dan music, loves it because it is “so subversive.” I can’t find meaningful subversive lyrics there, however. I suppose it is subversive if you mean “ambiguously masked,” but it is not my “subversive”-ness. “Hey, Nineteen” has always been legal in my state.

    In the current (July 1st, 2016) issue of Rolling Stone, Stephen King is asked to name his heroes:

    “David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is one. He’s great at what he does and he never lost his common touch. Cormac McCarthy is a fantastic writer, a fantastic entertainer, and he always did things his way. If we’re talking filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. . .most filmmakers make short stories and Scorsese does novels.”

    Asked to name music that moved him, King named the sad Del Amitri song played acoustic at this link:


    Kings says he still prefers to listen to the rockers from the 50s and 60s.

    Like the Judge, I’m a dancer these days and prefer good tunes with a dance beat. We dance slow to “All of Me” and “Thinking Out Loud,” which I would listen to in any decade.

    29 Jun 2016 at 2:42 pm #8384


    Listening a lot at the moment to Tuba Skinny, an amazing busking trad jazz band from Nawleans.

    Erika Lewis’s voice is immense. And Shaye Cohn is a brilliant musician, on whatever she plays, which appears to be any damned instrument she wants – cornet, piano, violin, trumpet…

    31 Aug 2016 at 10:36 am #8543


    A few months ago some musicians gathered at the Ryman to celebrate Dylan’s 75th birthday with a concert covering his songs. Most of the concert was webcast.

    Here’s the article: http://www.covermesongs.com/2016/08/hear-new-dylan-covers-from-jason-isbell-kacey-musgraves-kurt-vile-emmylou-harris-city-colour-and-many-more.html

    Here’s the “behind-the-scenes” article linked in the above article: https://www.billyreid.com/journal/behind-the-scenes-at-dylan-fest

    Here’s the Soundcloud link for the entire available “DylanFest2016” soundtrack (all tracks are available except for one: Kesha’s cover of “I Shall Be Released”): https://soundcloud.com/user-498749545

    I just started listening to it so I haven’t heard the entirety. I’m listening to it now as I type this. A treasure trove of new Dylan covers all at once!

    14 Feb 2017 at 11:27 am #8855

    vike savoth

    A Love Supreme – Brandford; The End of All Rivers – Cockburn

    14 Feb 2017 at 4:48 pm #8856

    Richard L.

    Sturgill Simpson, TURTLES ALL THE DAY DOWN


    I know the phrase well, but it appears that not many Americans do:



    McCarthy would say it was fathers standing on each other’s shoulders, and fathers all the way down.

    14 Feb 2017 at 7:06 pm #8857


    The only music you could be forgiven for eating children alive to, my vote for the judge’s theme song:


    21 Mar 2017 at 7:21 am #8919

    Richard L.

    RIP Chuck Berry, age 90

    I caught the Charlie Rose interview with the Rolling Stone guy. Like ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT did earlier, they said he was known for Johnny B. Goode, and also named some of his minor tunes. I sat there amazed that no one mentioned his tunes titled Rock’n Roll Music, School Days, nor No Particular Place to Go.

    Criminey. It was as if they were giving a tribute to Cormac McCarthy and left off any mention of SUTTREE and BLOOD MERIDIAN.

    21 Mar 2017 at 12:31 pm #8922


    Are you folks aware of this thing?:

    21 Mar 2017 at 12:46 pm #8924

    Rick Wallach

    I’ve been listening – obsessively – to Over the Rhine’s Barn Raising Concert double CD. It’s so gorgeous it probably ought to be illegal in Alabama. Karin Bergquist’s singing gives me goosebumps: http://stores.portmerch.com/overtherhine/featured-products/barn-raising-live-2cd.html

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